Roller Derby’s Origins Were “Coast To Coast”

flat track roller derby skaterHistorians generally agree that the origins of modern flat track roller derby date back to the end of the depression.

Promoter Leo Seltzer organized skating endurance races that involved teams.

There were 25 two person teams involved and collectively they would skate what amounted to a trip from coast to coast-57,000 laps around the roller rink!


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